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Head of Buying - Furniture and Homeware

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  • Location:

    Bristol

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £75000 - £85000 per annum + Package

  • Contact:

    Declan McElroy

  • Contact email:

    declan@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    14041/001_1615916962

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-15

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Head of Buying - Furniture and Homeware | Luxury eCommerce Home brand London/Bristol/Flexible Location | £75,000 - £85,000 + Package

This exciting homeware and furniture brand is currently hiring for a pivotal Head of Buying role to help develop and implement a new sourcing strategy. As a go to brand for home inspiration and quality products, the successful applicant will continue to improve and develop an exciting product range with the customer at the forefront of what they do. If you want a creative and fast paced environment to work in, this role could be perfect for you!

What will the role involve?

This position is a new role in the business due to increased revenue over the last 12 months. Therefore, there is an opportunity to influence and carve out the role based on the experience and vision of the successful applicant. There are however several key areas which the role will oversee:

  • Designing and implementing a new sourcing strategy to move away from wholesale buying to direct factory sourcing

  • Working with existing suppliers to increase product range availability (currently have c200 different products)

  • Identifying and negotiating with new suppliers - particularly in the Far East

  • Work with marketing and sales team to perform trend analysis and tailor curated items accordingly

  • Work with Quality to ensure the existing (and new) product range delivers above expectations for customers

  • Work with the senior leadership team to help align product range and target customer base

What skills and experience are needed?

This is a growing business with an exciting, fast paced culture - therefore a proactive and hardworking mentality is a must have! In addition to this, the below are important:

  • Previous experience in a Buying Manager or Head of Buying role with experience sourcing furniture (indoor and outdoor) and homeware

  • A track record of direct factory sourcing - ideally with Far East experience

  • The ability to develop long tern strategic supplier relationships with a focus on quality over quantity

  • Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to identity new products for additional revenue streams

  • Excellent people skills with a track record in negotiations

This is brilliant opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing and highly successful business. The successful applicant will be a highly valued member of the team with the opportunity to use all their knowledge and skills to grow a quality driven and curated product range.

If you would like to find out more please click apply now or send your CV direct to Declan at declan@pod-talent.com

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.